I Hacked The US Government Aged 16

Season 1, Episode 14,  Dec 21, 2022, 06:00 AM

Mustafa Al-Assam was once part of the notorious Anonymous organisation, hacking into the world’s biggest websites and databases. He then started his own hacker group, taking down the entire PlayStation network for three weeks and leaking the details of 73,000 X Factor contestants… all whilst still a teenager in school. Mustafa explains how he got away with it all for so long and the moment he was eventually caught.  

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We speak to remarkable people who each have a unique story to tell - spies, terrorists, hackers, gangsters, killers, people with particular conditions, and those who’ve lived unreal experiences. These are the stories that resonated the most with LADbible’s audience when they were originally told on Minutes With.

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